We all have those moments when there is a strange, uncomfortable silence due to an inappropriate situation. So, just imagine you are scanning the most recent MLS listings in your city and you come across these awkward, bad real estate photos. Each one begs the question: Was this really one of the best features of this property for sale? To really appreciate how out-of-place some listing photos can be, check out these seven ridiculous MLS photos for homes on the market.
1. A glimpse of white trash
Photos of trash cans never sell a home. No exceptions.
2. Take a seat
A glimpse of a room with upturned chairs begs the question: Are these homeowners following end-of-night restaurant closing rituals? The real estate agent should’ve eliminated this photo from the bunch.
3. That. Red. Arrow.
This arrow doesn’t help anyone identify which house is for sale, so why bother including this photo in the MLS listing?
4. Classy empty pop bottle
Are you getting paid to advertise for PepsiCo, Inc? If not, then why bother posting a photo of an empty pop bottle in your real estate listing? If you want to sell your home, focus on the floors, walls, and other features instead of food products.
5. Proud owner of a thermostat
Guess what? Evidence of warmth in the winter and a cool climate in the summer isn’t an outstanding feature, it’s a requirement. Skip the less-than-snazzy thermostat photo and focus on an actual selling feature.
6. Yes, it’s a dead goose
Why on earth would the real estate agent include a picture of a dead goose stuck in the basement rafters? It’s sure to scare away any potential buyer!
7. Finally, the garden
Everyone loves outdoor space. A place to relax or a place you can display your large, yellow vegetables.